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This movie did not disappoint. Having seen the original documentary, Dark Horse, this feature-film version was a wonderful dramatized version of it. Toni Collette did an amazing job of playing Jan Voakes and pulled off the Welsh Valley accent perfectly. It was great to see so many Welsh actors featured in the movie as well. The story itself gave the viewer laughter and tears as the "syndicate" owners of Dream Alliance, went through the ups and downs of owing and racing a horse. Brilliant movie that I would highly recommend to everyone!
I was not anticipating liking this movie as much as I did. It's a wonderful story of a woman with a dream and a village that helped her achieve it. Toni Collette does a remarkable job. It's unfortunate more people will not get to see this lovely movie. Breeding a stallion in your back yard is no easy thing and raising him to win the Welsh National would seem impossible. The characters are likable. The story doesn't drag. You will Oggy Oggy Oggy like a Welshman. Big recommend here.
Delightful story well told. I OWN & HAVE SEEN THE ORIGINAL STORY DOCUMENTARY. DARK HORSE. IT WAS AS GOOD AS THE MOVIE..BUT MOVIES ABOUT ANIMALS INCLUDING HORSES SHOULD BE MADE OFTEN. SO SEE THIS ONE & ORDER DARK HORSE TOO.
This movie was well worth the price for a pandemic date night at home. Always enjoy a feel good movie with so much turmoil in the real world and to know based on a true story even better! The real people are shown at the end credits, so adds to the upbeat closure. Will watch again, I am sure.
This movie makes you think about the teamwork that happens between people when we pull together. The whole town had a dream and they got together and made that dream come true. I loved it, it made me laugh and cry
Liked the actors and the story of how a small Welsh village where able to put their hearts and carefully saved money into a race horse. It was funny, humane and uplifting. Supposed to be a true story. It was interesting seeing the real characters at the end of the DVD.
Video froze at 22’34”. Unable to fast forward or rewind. Ejected/reinserted stopped at same time stamp no response to FF or Rewind. Unfortunately I had given it as a gift for family movie night. Embarrassing